Coronavirus advice No. 7 - park closures and restrictions

Published: 25 Mar 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night to extend restrictions to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Council has taken the following actions.

Closures

Cairns Esplanade remains open with following facilities closed.

All formal gathering areas including:

  • Lagoon
  • Muddy’s Playground (wet and dry playground)
  • Fun Ship
  • Bouldering Park
  • Volleyball courts/multi use sports facilities/basketball courts

People using the boardwalk and promenade must adhere to social distancing measures. Cafes remain open for takeaway only.

Facilities

  • Botanic Gardens Conservatory (Botanic Gardens remains open, but users must adhere to social distances measurers. The cafes remains open for takeaway only).
  • Centenary Lakes Nature Play
  • All Green Gyms (exercise equipment in parks)
  • All public barbecues
  • Barlow Park, Parramatta Park
  • Swimming pools
  • Sugarworld Adventure Park, Edmonton

Skate Parks

  • Coastwatcher Park
  • Esplanade
  • Tenni Skate Park, Redlynch
  • Jeff Pezzutti Park, Woree
  • Todd Park, Edmonton
  • Kenrick Park, Gordonvale
  • Bill Wakeham Park, Babinda

BMX tracks

  • Allyson Street Park, Smithfield
  • Barrine Court Park, Caravonica
  • Barron Waters Park/Burrawungal Park, Caravonica
  • Evergreen Street, Clifton Beach
  • Rainy Mountain Park, Smithfield
  • Evergreen Park, Clifton Beach
  • Old School Park, Yorkeys Knob
  • Syd Granville Memorial Park, Holloways Beach
  • Engineers Park, Whitfield
  • Gamburra Drive Park, Redlynch
  • Equestrian Park, Redlynch
  • Loridan Drive Park, Brinsmead
  • Jeff Pezzutti Park, Woree
  • Todd Park Youth Activity Space, Edmonton
  • Fuller Park, Edmonton
  • Bill Wakeham Park, Babinda
  • Moody Creek Detention Basin, Kanimbla
  • Touch Park, Aeroglen

Restrictions

Playgrounds at the following parks will be closed:

  • Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
  • Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
  • Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob
  • Holloways Beach foreshore
  • Goomboora Park, Brinsmead
  • Sugarworld Gardens
  • Norman Park, Gordonvale
  • Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach

The parks remain open, but users must adhere to social distancing measures.

Natural areas – restrictions in place

These natural recreational areas remain open, but barbecue facilities will be closed.

Users must adhere to social distancing measures.

  • Beaches
  • Whitfield Trails (Arrow Tracks)
  • Cattana Wetlands
  • Crystal Cascades
  • The Boulders, Babinda
  • Behana Creek Picnic Park, Aloomba
  • Behana Gorge, Aloomba
  • Goomboora Park, Brinsmead
  • Glenoma Park, Brinsmead
  • Stoney Creek, Kamerunga
  • Gamburra Park Drive, Redlynch
  • Xavier Herbert Drive Park, Redlynch
  • The Rocks Reserve, Redlynch
  • Western Arterial Conservation Park, Redlynch
  • Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater
  • Ross and Locke Reserve, Goldsborough
  • Petes Bridge, Goldsborough
  • Petes Falls, Goldsborough Valley
  • Goldsborough Road parks, Goldsborough
  • Little Mulgrave
  • Smithy Holmes Park, Aloomba
  • Harvey Creek, Bellenden Ker
  • Josephine Falls, Bartle Frere
  • Golden Hole Reserve, Bartle Frere

Note: Toilet facilities will remain open.

For the latest information on Council services, closures and cancellations in regards to the coronavirus pandemic visit: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/covid19

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Last updated: 25 March 2020